Guiding the SmartBeetle through Mississippi

The Journey

It all started the evening of March 6, 2000. The SmartBeetle was christened, power systems were double-checked, the VickeryHill vests and postcards were loaded into the storage compartment and at 5:17p eastern, I left Warren, Vermont headed for the open road.

The basic plan was set. Run the open highway, log the journey as live as possible (with current cell phone data technology) to the web and meet/re-meet some people. Figure out the next 10 years in life and have a decent time doing it.

Ready to Launch SmartBeetle

Oh, did I mention the phone bill was astronomical, I started dating my future wife, the Vermont house power was cut off, the pipes froze and I learned what karma really meant?

The Actual SmartBeetle Trip